Erskine + Owen in-house mortgage service – smarter loans since 2011

September 16, 2021

1. Our mortgage service has been helping hundreds of clients in Erskine + Owen since 2011 Our mortgage brokering service offers the most comprehensive financial solution to our clients. Every year we cater to many clients for their mortgage needs so that they can meet their financial goals. We’re based in Auckland, but thanks to the technology, we’re able to help clients everywhere in…

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A property purchase story – achieving a gross yield of 3.45%

September 16, 2021

29 William Ave, Manurewa was secured on behalf of our clients through an auction process with the purchase price of $902,500 in July. The 1960’s-built weatherboard home with open plan living comprises of three bedrooms, one bathroom and one separate garage presented in tidy condition. The property had established tenants who wished to stay on.…

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Erskine + Owen’s Syndication Journey

August 27, 2021

1. Our own property investment journey started in residential property Naturally, residential property was our focus when we started the business, buying residential property. Residential property is not really a yield play – it’s about long-term equity growth. And therefore, we were laser focussed on achieving maximum capital growth. Our recommendations to clients of where…

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Buying a New Build vs Existing Property – That is the question

August 25, 2021

Interest deductibility is now ruled out for existing properties… we think (it’s still not completely clear), and will not be ruled out for new builds….probably, which is causing investors to think, “should I invest in new builds or existing properties in New Zealand?” Before the announcement about eliminating interest deductibility for investment properties people typically…

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Erskine + Owen Quarterly Update September 2021 – Forecast like Federer

August 25, 2021

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A Recent Purchase Story

August 25, 2021

45 Barrington Drive, Hamilton was secured through an auction process in May for $1,027,000 with vacant possession. The owner was downsizing to a retirement unit. This house is a 2006 built low maintenance construction with 2 living areas in open plan configuration and connected outdoor flow, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and double internal access garaging.…

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Covid Crusher: Director Alan Henderson Thought Piece

August 25, 2021

No I don’t have a fail proof vaccine. What I have assembled are a few ideas on ways to deal with this lockdown and the impacts it may have. Hope it helps in some way. 1.      Think exponential – not linear. Times like these interrupt our linear approach to work and life. No point thinking linear…

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Property Prices Set to Rise 5,000%

February 12, 2021

In 1980 my parents bought a property in Mt Eden for about $56,000. No, I didn’t miss a zero off the end. That is what houses were worth back then in central suburbs. It was a big deal for my parents – 5 kids to house and busting a gut to get into good school…

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NZ Property Market – Dead Cat Bounce?

August 25, 2020

We took a view during the level 4 lockdown that property prices would not go down due to the strong demand drivers, but nor would they go up. We were right and wrong. Right because the market didn’t go down. Wrong because we think prices are going up. What’s going on with NZ property? Residential…

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Is Office Property Dead?

June 18, 2020

Every person is unique. What drives our physical uniqueness was not fully understood until scientists proved DNA – the molecules that contain our unique genetic code. Since Watson and Crick proved DNA in the 1950s, we have gained more and more understanding of its incredible complexity. Bill Gates in the Road Ahead says  “DNA is…

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